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    Joint Chiefs Expansion Proposal

    Defense Department officials testified on adding the National Guard bureau chief to the Joint Chiefs Staff.

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    Report on Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, and officials tasked with conducting a study on military attitudes toward service by openly gay and lesbian…

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    Department of Defense Pride Month Celebration

    Jeh Johnson spoke to Defense Department personnel at the Pentagon’s first celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride month following the repeal of the…

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    Homeland Security Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Jeh Johnson to become secretary of the Homeland Security Department. He told committee…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

    Defense Department officials testified on the Department of Defense Working Group survey of the issues associated with a repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy…

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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Witnesses testified on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay and lesbian service members. They focused…

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    Disposition of Guantanamo Bay Detainees

    Witnesses testified on detainee prosecutions. Topics included legal protections needed in both civilian and military courts, international legal frameworks, and trial procedures. 

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    Secretary of Homeland Security Nominee Announcement

    President Obama announced the nomination of Jeh Johnson to be the next Department of Homeland Security secretary. Johnson served as general counsel to the Department of Defense in…

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    Homeland Security Agenda

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered remarks about his department’s agenda, including immigration reform, emergency preparedness, counterterrorism and…

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    Homeland Security Department Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Homeland Security Department oversight hearing. Topics included on such issues as counterterrorism, border security, emergency preparedness, and…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Certification

    The Defense Department announced that it is ready to stop enforcing its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays in the military. That message goes to President…

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    Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. He answered questions on immigration reform, disaster relief funding, and…

    558 views
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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting

    The morning plenary session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors included remarks from Governor Bill Shuster R-PA). He talked about a range of issues, including natural gas production,…

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    National Security and Liberty

    Panelists talked about the tension between a free press and national security. Among the topics they addressed were National Security Agency (NSA) data collection, prosecuting…

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    Targeted Killings Overseas

    Jeh Johnson presented arguments for and against the need for a court to oversee the Obama administration’s policy of targeted killings of American terrorist suspects abroad.
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    Executive Branch Perspective on National Security Law

    Government lawyers spoke about international law and national security policy. Among the topics they addressed were the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, collection and…

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    U.S. Terrorist Suspect Detention Policy

    Jeh Johnson discussed the Obama administration’s opposition to part of the defense authorization bill dealing with the detention of terror suspects on the grounds that the provisions…

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    Detainees and Military Commissions, Panel 1

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on legal issues regarding military commissions and the trial of detainees for violations of the law of war. 

    Obama administration…

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    Military Commissions and Detainee Policy

    Obama administration officials urged Congress to move forward with proposed changes to the military commissions system, which the president has said he wants to continue to use to put…

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    Guantanamo Bay Legal Issues

    Jeb Johnson spoke about legal issues related to detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison. Among the issues he addressed were the planned closing of the facility, trying cases of those…

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